Via the EVG inbox... details on two new food-drink choices for the revamped Astor Place — La Newyorkina, on the Astor Place North Plaza and Astor Plate, on the Astor Place South Plaza.
From the news release:
Founded in 2010, La Newyorkina features an array of sweets and treats from Chef Fany Gerson’s native Mexico. The La Newyorkina story started with paletas (hand-made, seasonal ice pops) using traditional Mexican flavors like tamarind, chocolate and dried chiles. The paletas were sold out of carts at local food festivals and built a loyal following at Smorgasburg, Jacob Riis Park and the High Line.
La Newyorkina’s Astor Place kiosk will showcase a broader menu, including a variety of Mexican confections and pastries (paletas, ice cream and chamoyadas) as well as Dough doughnuts for breakfast. The kiosk design reflects modern Mexico and features a hand-painted mural reflecting the local neighborhood.
Perry Mallas has a knack for bringing together quality food and a sense of place. His latest project, Astor Plate, will serve the Village community by offering healthy comfort food, coffee and beverages, organic and locally sourced wherever possible. For this project, Perry is collaborating with the same creative team at Patrick Nash Design that designed and built Flatiron Green and Benvenuto Café.
Complementing the food and beverage menu, Astor Plate is also collaborating with MUD Coffee to bring back a local icon to Astor Place. Although the MudTruck is on an indefinite hiatus, MUD is delighted to once again be part of this vibrant public space later this fall.
Still no word when the Alamo will return.
La Newyorkina will be open today from noon to 4 p.m.